Choi Ji-man (32, Pittsburgh Pirates) regained his big shot instinct after 3 games after returning from injury. 메이저놀이터 추천
Choi Ji-man started as the designated hitter 5 times in the final game of the first half against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA on the 10th (Korean time), and scored 2 hits (1 home run) and 2 RBIs in 4 at-bats. .
He hit a home run in his first at-bat. Choi Ji-man, who appeared at first base in the second inning with no outs and 1 base behind by 0-1, watched the first ball from Arizona starter Jack Davis, then attacked an 88.9-mile (143 km) four-seam fastball driven to the center of the second pitch and connected it with a two-run four in mid-month. His exit velocity was 104.6 miles (168 km) and his distance was 427 feet (130 m). It was the third home run of the season, 89 days after the Houston Astros on April 12.
The Pittsburgh team welcomed Choi Ji-man’s home run on the official SNS, leaving a comment saying “Ji Man of the Pittsburgh Pirates is back” along with a video of Ji-man Choi’s home run.
The second at bat was a bum hit. In the 4th inning, where the score was 2-2, with no runners, he met Davis and received an 80.7 mile (129 km) change-up on the second pitch after the first ball, but it was only a ground ball to the first baseman.
In the 6th inning, which led 3-2, he struck out with a chance on first base. Changed pitcher Kyle Nelson swung at a low slider at 84.2 miles (135 km) in the 4th pitch against 1B-2S.
Choi Ji-man’s bat flared up again in the last at-bat. In the ninth inning, which still led 3-2, with no runners, he hit a double in the right field. He met Jose Ruiz and hit the 85.7 mile (137 km) curve on the second pitch in 0B-1S, achieving a multi-hit 89 days after the match against Houston on April 12. Choi Ji-man was replaced by runner Connor Joe, and Joe scored a wedge when Jared Triolo’s 1st RBI right-handed hit.
Choi Ji-man, who scored two hits in the final game in the first half, raised his batting average from 1.25 to 1.59, revealing his prospects for the second half. Choi Ji-man recovered from a left Achilles tendon injury and returned on the 8th.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh, 4th in the Central Division of the National League, ended its 4-game losing streak by beating Arizona 4-2 thanks to Choi Ji-man’s performance. Season 41 wins 49 losses. On the other hand, Arizona’s three consecutive wins were frustrated and fell to second place in the Western Division. 52 wins and 39 losses.